“Kolektif Rivier Nwar” launches strategic action plan to support Black River development
“Kolektif Rivier Nwar” is a non-governmental organisation that is committed to improving the quality of life of Black River residents by promoting education of children and providing inhabitants with proper housing and healthcare facilities for a better society. (Image:Company)
Geneviève Tyack, president of Mauritius-based NGO “Kolektif Rivier Nwar,” presented Strategic Action Plan 2015-17 for the region’s development at an official ceremony marked by the presence of numerous distinguished personalities.
Those present included First Lady Sarojini Jugnauth and Minister of Social Security Fazila Daureeawoo, as well as Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment Prithvirajsing Roopun.
“The Black River community has undergone deep changes these last few years and the lifestyle of its inhabitants has been transformed,” highlighted Geneviève Tyack.
“Kolektif Rivier Nwar” groups people with the common goal of creating a well-knit society and the attempt is to identify needs and priorities of the region by getting social workers to bring projects to a successful conclusion, then measure their impact and identify the necessary funds to finance such activities.
The main strategies of the action plan have been prepared in association with the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC).
First up, KRN looks to provide an education system as per the needs of the inhabitants where children of this region must be encouraged to attend school in order to know how to read and write and thus pass their CPE certification.
Secondly, it also aims to promote the rights of inhabitants in terms of provision of decent housing, food, health and employment. For that purpose, the association intends to improve the housing conditions of 165 families.
The NGO is also shouldering the responsibility of mobilising the community towards a change in mindset which would bring about personal fulfilment and self-respect. From this perspective, households will be encouraged to strengthen their family links and local talents will be revealed during social and cultural interactions.
UNDP representative Simon Springett supports “Kolektif Rivier Nwar,” and lauds this initiative as a reference point for other communities.
It may be noted that KRN has launched its website www.krnmauritius.org as also its Facebook page, which shall give more visibility to actions carried out and open the region to the country as a whole. Besides, this interface is also a space for expression and exchanges.
The non-governmental organisation was established in 2012 and was recorded in 2014 under the name “Kolektif Rivier Nwar.”
The NGO groups members of civil society, economic partners and local authorities. Its objective is to help the most vulnerable populations of the Black River region.
Other organisations such as ENL Foundation, La Balise Marina and the UNDP have all brought their expertise to “Kolektif Rivier Nwar”.